Friday 31 December 2010

Truly Scrumptious - Frame It!

2nd post of today so doing quite well.  Hubby now has a hot drink to help him wake up so quickly blogging the cards I made last night for the challenges I liked.

This card is for Truly Scrumptious - a very nice challenge site.  Again I have used papers by Prima Jack & Jill and I have distressed the edges with a pair of scissors - decided not to edge them with Vintage Photo this time.  Tilda has been coloured in with Distress Ink Refillers - coloured her up last night at about 11 o'clock  under a daylight lamp lol.  I have used a Marianne die cut ornate round and a scalloped nestabilitie to make up the frame and added some little diamantes to it.  The ribbon was wrapped around my pj's that I got for Christmas and the colour was perfect.  Added a pc generated sentiment and here it is.

Thanks for looking

Polly x

Sugar Bowl challenge - Embossing

Hubby is still asleep on the sofa still not very well so using my time wisely ;o) and spending a quick hour up here in my craft room.  This card I've made for the Sugar Bowl challenge - embossing.  Must admit to not using any of my cuttlebog embossing folders for absolute ages so a good challenge!!!   All the papers are by Prima Jack & Jill, and I have distressed the edges with a pair of scissors and inked them with Vintage Photo.  The light green paper has been embossed with a cuttlebug folder Diamonds and lightly inked with Vintage Photo.  My Sugar Nellie stamp Demure has been coloured in with Distress Ink Re-inkers- thought I would give them a try and I must admit I like them better than the distress pads - the colours are much more intense.  I have used my Marianne diecuts for the flourish, added some diamantes, a little bit of ribbon (distressed with Walnut Stain as it was too red) and here it is.

Well, hopefully I can get my next card blogged before the patient wakes up!

Thanks for looking

Polly x

Thursday 30 December 2010

Friday Sketch Challenge - sketch by Claudia

Just in time again to enter this weeks Friday Sketch challenge - a lovely sketch by Claudia

The design papers are by Basic Grey from Grimsby Crafts - vocab, lexicon and census - allhave been distressed at the edges with a pair of scissors and inked with Vintage Photo. Tilda has been coloured in with Distress Inkpads.  The flourishes and flowers are Marianne diecuts, the lovely lace was from Grimsby Crafts (all bought for me by my lovely daughter as a Christmas gift).

Think I may be able to enter a few more challenges over the next couple of days due to my hubby having that nasty flu virus - he's laid out on the sofa like they dying swan!!   It is quite a nasty virus to be honest - I know as I gave him it ;O)

Well thanks for looking


Monday 6 December 2010

Let's get Shabby Challenge 18 - your favourite christmas carol

It's been such a long time since I joined in over at the Lets Get Shabby challenge site but this months challenge of incorporating your favourite christmas carol into your creation was just too good to miss.  So..... it was off to the local Spar shop for 24 matchboxes!!!  An handmade advent calendar was about to be created.

After stacking and sticking the matchboxes into groups of 3 I covered the top and bottom with Basic Grey Basic Whites patterned paper which I bought at Grimsby Crafts.  I added some corner flourishes by using Marianne die cuts (again bought from Grimsby Crafts) to the top of the calendar and added some white flowers.  Gold Swarvoski pearls were used to create drawer handles and the vintage angel images are available from Marie Freebies.  I used my late moms favourite carol as my inspiration for my calendar - Hark! The herald angels sing - the songsheet printed onto white cardstock and the Magnolia tag die used.  And here it is......

Thank you for looking

Polly x

Saturday 20 November 2010

A Christening card for Harriet Eva

A friend from work asked me to make a 'pretty' christening card for her grand-daughter Harriet Eva - as soon as she mentioned christening I knew the kind of card I had in mind.  This dress template is available on the Stampington site under templates and is really easy to cut out and use.  I added some victorian style wedding lace that I bought at The Shephards Purse in Whitby (a shop filled with lovely and gorgeous vintage knick knacks) to the embossed pinafore, a little piece of pink ribbon and more lace.  The little tag is from a Tilda Tag die and here it is.....

Thanks for looking

Polly xx

Sunday 14 November 2010

Untitled Scrapbook page

Struggling with a title for this layout but I'm sure one will come to me eventually :O).  I've scrapped little grandaughter Daisy again - just love this photo of her in the garden. 

The main  paper is by Kaiser and the smaller papers are by Prima.  I have made the flowers out of cardstock, spritzed with water and scrunched up.  The edges of the paper have been spritzed with water for distressing and inked with Vintage Photo.  The leaves are Marianne Dies.  And here she is....

Thanks for looking

Polly x

Tuesday 2 November 2010

Lovin' my red wellies - Mirror

Decided to decorate an IKEA mirror that has been hoarded away since last year.  I used Webster paper from My Creative Scrapbook Limited Edition kit.  The large butterflies are from Marianne Dies ( very reasonably priced), the border around the mirror has been punched with my fave Martha Stewart Doily punch, yellow lace was added on top.  Daisy has been cut out and added to the frame with 3d dots to add a little depth and here it is.....

Thanks for looking Polly x

Sunday 17 October 2010

My Creative Scrapbook - October Challenge

I subscribed to My Creative Scrapbook for their yummy Limted Edition and since then I've really enjoyed scrapbooking.  They currently have a challenge running which is to follow a sketch - so this is my take on it. 

This is my lovely lovely grand-daughter Daisy - she is the perfect model - will pose endlessly for me - a absolute darling!!! 

The patterned paper is by Magenta - Dancing Buterfly - a paper I bought from Running with Scissors ages ago but knew one day it would be a perfect background!!!!  I have carefully cut out the butterfly wings leaving the body attached to the paper, inked the wings with Walnut Stain and stickled them with Rangers Diamond.   Then I placed the whole page on a piece of purple Bazzil, lifted the butterfly wings up so that it created a 3d effect.  Daisy adores Tilda stamps (I have to stamp them up for her so she can take them home to colour in) so I have included a couple of them as embellishments (both on watercolour paper and coloured with distress inks).  I have used my fave Martha Stewart Doily punch on the other contrasting papers, added pearls, a heart doily, diamantes and some lovely pink ribbon.  Thoroughly enjoyed myself :O)

Thanks for looking

Polly x

Thursday 7 October 2010

Scrapbook page - Daisy

This is my little grand-daughter Daisy 2 days before her 4th birthday - she loves the camera and certainly isnt shy in front of it lol. I think she is soooo cute in these photos. Well, not much left from my limited edition september kit - might just be able to squeeze just one more small layout tonight from it!!!  How frugal am I??  the butterflies were punched from the prima packaging!!!! 

TFL  xx

Sunday 3 October 2010

Scrapbook page - Just me

This is a photo from this summer taken one evening in Robin Hoods Bay (I sooo want to live there)!  I have used papers from my Limited Edition kit from My Creative Scrapbook (its all Prima yeayyy), distressed the edges with my nails lol, ripping and curling it and adding Vintage Photo to it all. Added a few lovely flowers and leaves and here it is...

Thanks for looking Polly xx

Thursday 30 September 2010

Sketch Saturday

Very nearly late with this one again!!!  This is my take on the sketch over at Sketch Saturday.

I have used my new Tilda baby stamp (wasn't meant to buy anymore oops)!  which was coloured on watercolour paper with distress inks and the lace on his clothers was stickled with Diamond Stickles.  The paper is from a 6x6 Prima paper pad which were inked at the edges with Vintage Photo, some nestabilitie shapes and flowers were added and here it is. 

Thanks for looking Polly x

Tuesday 28 September 2010

Friday Sketchers Challenge - Sketch by Jeanette

This is my card for Friday Sketchers challenge site - a lovely sketch by Jeanette. 

I have used papers from the Prima collection - Jack & Jill.  All papers have been inked at the edges with Vintage Photo and edged with Diamond Stickles.  Tilda was coloured with distress inks on watercolour paper (can't quite see in the photo but her underskirt was also stickled).  A few diamantes were added along with some ribbon and here it is....

Thanks for looking

Polly x

Beach boys & A perfect smile

Been scrapbooking again using the lovely Prima papers from My Creative Scrapbook.

This is hubby Steve and little Josh in the sea at Robin Hoods Bay

And this is my lovely daughter Viki.

Just need to post my card challenges and then try and complete 35 wedding invitations before the weekend :O)

Thanks for looking x

Monday 20 September 2010

Sketch from Pages in Time - Lasting Memories

This scrapbook layout is of my daughter Viki - the photo was taken a couple of weeks ago just before her  30th!! birthday.  I followed as near as I could to the Pages in Time sketch using papers from my newly arrived Limited Edition scrapbook kit from My Creative Scrapbook - its all PRIMA!!!!  The flowers I haven't used yet - I daren't - soooo pretty!!! 

Anyway this is my take on the sketch :O) and... it didn't take as long as normal so speeding up a little!!!

Thank you for looking Polly xx

Sunday 12 September 2010

Friday Sketch Challenge

Dulling over a little bit now - oh well :O(

Here is my card for the Friday Sketchers Challenge blog - a sketch by Jacques from USA.  Again a lovely sketch which I will definitely use again. 

I have used paper from a 6x6 paper pad by Prima  - Annalee collection - simply gorgeous in my opinion!!! :O)   The lovely Sugar Nellie image has been coloured in with Polychromos pencils with a little dab of glitter on the wedding veil.  All the papers have been edges with Walnut Stain with Stickles added for some bling.  The flowers and leaves are from the Paper Shapers retro flower punch, and the Happily Ever After text is pc generated and added to the card with a little curve in it.  And here it is....

Thanks for looking Polly x

Just Magnolia Challenge - Sketch by Dawny

Hope everyone is enjoying what we are having at the moment  - a lovely sunny Sunday :O)

Here is my card for the Just Magnolia Challenge - a lovely sketch by Dawny (yet another sketch I will use again in the future)

I have used Papermania paper (cant find the title sorry) which have been inked around the edges with Rangers Walnut Stain and edged with Diamond Stickles.  Dancing Tilda was coloured in with Polychromos pencils.  All the shapes used in the card were from Marianne Die cuts.  The tag was stamped with Happy Birthday and is easily removable to add a little message.  And here it is.....

Thanks for looking  Polly xx

Wednesday 1 September 2010

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge - Music

I've joined in with another of Kenny K's Krafty Girlz challenge again - love these digital images ALOT!!  :O)

Their theme this week is MUSIC which is in keeping with their launch of new digi images - ROCK STARS!!!

I used Rock Chick from their Glam Gang range and coloured her with Polychromos pencils. The 'I wanna be a ROCK CHICK was printed onto Bo Bunny paper, distressed on the edges and mounted onto black card.  I drew out a Treble Clef onto black card and after cutting out Rock Chick popped her on the Treble Clef with 3d pads.  The stars are from a die that I got with the Quickutz (another pressie for giving up smoking for a year) and here it is...

Thank you for looking

Polly xx

Sunday 29 August 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge 86 - Sketch by Dawny

Here is my card for this weeks challenge over at Just Magnolia - a  lovely sketch designed by Dawny.

Little Tilda witha  parasol was coloured in with Polychromos pencils, outlined with Warm Grey copic marker and then edged with a Martha Stewart border punch.  The paper was Papermania -  Old Fashioned Christmas, all of which were mounted onto Turquoise Bazzil, the flowers and flourishes are from Marianne Dies and the label with the pc generated sentiment is from a Nestabilitie diecut.  And here it is.....

Thanks for looking

Polly xx

Tuesday 24 August 2010

Sketch Saturday

Made another card for a friend at work this time following a sketch on the Sketch Saturday Challenge site.

The papers used are from Papermania Summer Bloom, the image is Daisie by Sugar Nellie, stamped on Neenah Classic paper and coloured in with Polychromos pencils and the flowers have all been punched with Mariannes diecuts.  Oh and I used my Martha Stewart Doily punch for a change  lol  :O).  And here it is...

Thanks for looking

Polly xx

Sunday 22 August 2010

Just Magnolia - Sentiment

Made a card for the Just Magnolia challenge and I don't think I read the challenge properly - it said sentiment but I've done a small quote so not sure if it fits the bill or not :O(  Tut that will teach me to read properly!!!

Anyway if it does fit the bill here is the card I made. 

Again I've used paper from my ever mounting scrap-paper box so unsure of the papers used, quite a few punches ie my fave Martha Stewart Doily, butterfly, a flower and leaf punch, plus beige cardstock and lots of Range Diamond stickles.  Dancing Tilda was coloured with polychromos pencils, the QUOTE!!  (shaking head) was pc generated.  Well fingers crossed!!

Thanks for looking

Polly xx

Wednesday 18 August 2010

Stamp with fun Challenge 72 - Sketch to follow

Well whilst blog-hopping around Downrightcrafty (Kates blog) the other day I stumbled across another site STAMP WITH FUN that I liked which I thought would be great to help with creating cards for my friends at work to buy.

So this is a card I created following a sketch by the talented Tina.

I am so bad at naming the papers as these were from my ever increasing scrapbit box so I really haven't a clue :o( but they are really lovely and a good quality!  I have just inked them around the edges and mounted them on burgundy cardstock.  The die cut of the hinges I have had for a while(The Hobby House) , Christmas Morning Tilda has been coloured in with Polychromos Pencils and cut out and placed on a oval nestabilitie shape, the lace was from Boyes and the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thank you for looking

Polly x

Monday 16 August 2010

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge - Bold & Bright

I just love these Kenny K's digital images and since I missed out on last weeks challenge!!, I've made sure this gets entered early.  The challenge is Bold & Bright - just perfect for these Bo Bunny 'Love Shack' papers and bright cardstock I've had for a while now.  I used my label nestabilities and ribbon to hold the pc generated text 'Happy Birthday' and 'All That' was coloured in with co-ordinating Polychromos pencils. A pearl in each corner and here it is!!

Thanks for looking

Polly xx

Saturday 14 August 2010

Whiff of Joy Door Hanger

It's been a long time since I've joined in with a Whiff Of Joy challenge - don't know why as I have quite a few of the Guardian Angels and City Girls stamps so I thought it was about time I joined in with this challenge of a Door Hanger and thought it would be perfect for my little nephew Josh to hang on his door when he sleeps over.

The paper is Websters which was just inked and distressed with Walnut Stain.  Oakley was coloured in with Polychromos Pencils, cut out and mounted onto card.  A few stars were cut out in white paper and I popped some metal buttons in the middle for decoration, I inked up a manilla tag and used Olivia alphabet in the cuttlebug to create 'In' and 'Out' on it (forgot to take a photo of the other side of the tag :O))

 Well that's it for today I think.  Thanks for looking

Polly xx

Totally Tilda - Challenge 2 A Shaped Card!!

Whilst blog-hopping last night I came across this new challenge site Totally Tilda - its only on its 2nd challenge but already looks like a brilliant site to follow (which I do now of course)!!

So the challenge was for a shaped card!!  Now that I only have my fave Tildas left it makes it much easier for me to make a card now so I picked Tilda in her apron and made the card an... APRON!

The papers are K&Co, all inked and distressed round the edges with Vintage Photo.  Tilda has been coloured in with Polychromos Pencils.  My fave Martha Steward Doily punch was used on the pocket, my flowers were handmade from tissue paper, pink ribbon added and thats it really. 

Wednesday 4 August 2010

Just Magnolia challenge - Sketch by Bev.

I now only have a couple of handfuls of Magnolia stamps now - all my favourite ones lol - I had so many of them it took ages to choose a stamp and by the time I had sorted the stamp, paper, embellishments etc it was time for bed :O)))

Its been a very long time since I joined in with such a large card challenge site but I liked the sketch so decided to have a go.  (Think it helps having not to work this week - seem to have lots of time for crafting :O)

This card is for the Just Magnolia Challenge which is to follow a sketch by Bev Rochester.  I masked Tilda on a wooden bench and coloured her with Polychromo Pencils and Sansador.  I have for once just used paper from off-cuts so unable to say which range they are from, distressed the edges with a pair of scissors and inked up the edges with Vintage Photo and punched the smaller papers with a Martha Stewart punch.  Added Voile ribbon and a couple of flowers and here it is.

Thanks for looking
Polly xx

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge - On the Dark Side

After another Modem change, email account disabled and several calls to Virgin everything appears normal again!!!  Touch wood! Fingers and legs crossed :O)

Third time lucky for the Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge - blogged the last 2 cards for their challenges but by the time I'd linked them - was too late. This time DAYS early :O)

For this card I drew a corset onto white cardstock, cut it out  and covered it with paper from the K&Co Madeline range - really love these gorgeous pretty papers!.  I added extra card and paper in the shape of the bra and inked all edges with Vintage Photo.  Luscious Linda was coloured in with Polychromos and Sansador and cut out leaving a small edge.  I added some lace, some lovely flower ribbon which I have just about used up now and adhered some white decorative pearls down the centre. 

Right - before I get sidetracked again - better link this up!!

Thanks for looking

Polly x

Saturday 31 July 2010

Stampotique Challenge - Sketch

Well after all that - 41 mins late for the Kenny K's challenge :O( - Typical eh!!! 

Ne'er mind here is my card for the Stampotique Designers Challenge which is to follow a sketch.

I really love these unusual stamps - I have 4 already which I guess says something!!

The paper is Melissa Frances which is just topped with a couple of cardstock borders punched with the Doily punch.  My images of Prom Queen, Moth Fab and Karin were stamped in Brown Memento and cut with nestabilities with the larger sizes cut in contrasting cardstock.  The rub-on quote ' FRIENDS ARE THE SUNSHINE OF LIFE' took as long to lay on the card as it did to make it!!!!!  Very much into quotes at the minute - whether its my age (just turned 47!!!) or whether its just that I am so contented with life :O)

Right that is definitely it for this evening - hubby has lit the Chimera, wine is flowing :O) which means that its time to sit out in the garden and discuss the finer points of our project that is currently on the go ;o).  It should all be ready by next weekend fingers crossed so will let you know then

Have a good weekend xx

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz challenge - Sketch

After a fantastic week in Robin Hoods Bay with Steve and our adorable nephew Josh I feel totally refreshed. You wouldn't believe the long walks we went on - in fact one walk nearly led to the assistance of Air Sea and Rescue!!!! Slight exaggeraton says Steve but the way my legs were feeling I wouldn't have minded the assistance!!

So scrap pages galore are on the go but as they take me quite some time to do I thought I would enter a couple of card challenges.

This card is for the Kenny K's Girlz challenge which was to follow a sketch. Just love these digital images.

The image has been coloured in with Prisma Pencils and Sansador. The main papers are from K&Co Madeline collection (my all time fave papers), the gingham paper is by My Minds Eye which has been stamped with a lovely vine stamp which I got from The Hobby House yonks ago. All papers have been inked with Vintage Photo. Added some flowers and a Martha Stewart punched border with some added diamantes and thats it really.

And now onto the next one xx

Sunday 4 July 2010

Scrapbook pages - Bubbles & Beach Comber

Meant to post these pages yesterday but after a great night out with fab friends, lots of Rose wine, egg throwing and reggaing to Bob Marley at 11pm on the lawn, I woke up with a thumping headache and feeling very VERY unwell.  Think the chicken in my salad was a bit dodgy - don't you agree Sue?!!!  :O))))

This page is of my hubby Steve scouring the rock pools for crabs at Robin Hoods Bay - hence the title Beach Comber.  Off back there again in a few weeks time - this time we have an apartment so we're looking forward to that.

This page is of my nanna when she was just in her teens modeling for I believe a chocolate box cover which was aptly called Bubbles (need to listen more to my dad when he recounts the good ole days).  Used my new Tim Holtz die cut Hanging Signs - quite like this one.


Well thats it for now - back to work tomorrow :O(

Thursday 1 July 2010

Tuesday Taggers - Wedding Day

After attending 2 beautiful weddings over the last 4 weeks how could I not enter the challenge over at Tuesday Taggers!!  The theme .... Wedding Day!  Just Perfect - I was inspired lol   :O)

I inked the tag with Vintage Photo and stamped around the edge with a large swirl stamp that I've had in my stash for yonks!  The beautiful image is one I bought from Lisas Altered Art, as are the butterfly wings which I printed on acetate and cut out.  I added a piece of ribbon to the lady image to look like she was carrying a banner and added scrabble pieces to it, some roses and leaves added to the top of the tag and here it is. 

Well thats it for now - need to sort out my mistake with Our Vintage Affair!!  TTFN x

Wednesday 16 June 2010

Sunday Postcard Art - Roses

Blog-hopping again at lunch and found a lovely challenge site called Sunday Postcard Art - there is a theme every week and you make a postcard (6"x4") out of anything you like around that theme.  Well this week its Roses so just had to join in :O)

Since I was playing with Transfer Paper I used one of the pieces that I had ironed onto a piece of organza fabric - you can't see it in the photo but it has a real nice glitzy sheen to it. I cut a 6"x4" piece of Anna Griffin paper that had  pink roses on it and inked and tore the edges.  From the remainder of the paper,  I cut out the roses and just dotted them aound the image, added a couple of butterflies, a bit of lace and here it is.

Right best try and fill in my appraisal form now - what are my weaknesses???   what a pity I can't say chocolate and crafts :O) 

TFL Polly xx

Tuesday 15 June 2010

Tuesday Taggers - Vintage Bookmark

Whilst blog-hopping earlier I spotted a lovely vintage bookmark on  Clarky's J Playspace so off I went to check out her blog - Janet not only does vintage but she also uses my new fad phase of Stampotique stamps. :O) and shes a big fan of Dy from Art from The Heart in Harrogate.  Her vintage bookmark was for Tuesday Taggers so I have decided to enter this lovely challenge. 

I used a cream card for the base and covered it in Anna Griffin paper which I inked all round with Ranger Vintage Photo.  The image is just one I found on the internet - a little girl playing cats cradle (remember playing that in the playground)!  and it fitted perfectly with a couple of saying from a sheet of Melissa Francis rub-ons which I got in a sale at Tilly's.  Added a couple of pieces of lace and ribbon, a large brad and button and here it is.           

That's it for now  TFL  Polly xx

Friday 11 June 2010

Playing with paint

For the last couple of nights I've been playing with cardboard, gesso, black paint and metallic rub-ons. You know when you get in that mood to create something that might just WOW yourself - well this is it!!!  I think :O

I've just used a piece of cardboard, cut out an aperture (saving the remainder for the insert), covered it in tissue paper (making sure I had lots of wrinkles for some texture) and once dried coated it in black acrylic paint.  I then rubbed in some gold metallic rub-ons to create a metallic finish.  Added some gorgeous lace from my stash  (Running with Scissors), spritzed some cream roses with Glimmer Mist and Diamond Stickles, some pearls were added and I used my Tim Holtz  Flourish Die Cut and that's it!!

Well thats it for now as I'm preparing a cigar box (got you one too Sue :O)  ) for holding some vintage tags that I'm in the middle of - Have a good weekend

Polly xx

Monday 7 June 2010

Lets Get Shabby - Paint, Lace and Chipboard

Yeayyyyy - finally got my Lets Get Shabby challenge completed and entered over on their blog ahead of time!!! (my time that is)!   Whatever will happen next!!!

Their challenge this month was to use paint, chipboard and lace in your project - loved the challenge and loved doing this little plaque.

The vintage lady images from Crafty Individuals were covered in clear embossing powder, heated up with my heat gun to melt it all and then popped into the freezer for about 15 mins - once removed from the freezer I lightly scrunched them up to create the cracks.  I then rubbed Walnut Stain into the cracks to highlight them.

2" pieces of chipboard were inked up with Dusty Concord and the embossed images glued on top.  A piece of chipboard was prepared with gesso and once dried a coat of lilac acrylic paint was applied with kitchen roll.  I then painted Tim Holtz crackle paint on it and once the cracks started to appear speeded the process up with my heat gun.  Dusty Concord was again rubbed into the cracks and then round the edges I added Diamond Glaze and covered the edges in little purple beads.  I then added a small rub-on quote to the centre of the painted chipboard.

Some very cheap lace from Boyes (30 pence for a huge bundle)!!  was added round the edge as a frame and because I couldn't stop there!!!! I then painted another piece of chipboard with gesso and then acrylic paint.  Once dried I inked up a lovely large flourish stamp and lightly stamped it round the edges.  A few butterflies were added and that's it I think. 

Here is a close up of one of the ladies and the crackle effect created with embossing and Tim Holtz crackle paint.

Again not very shabby - more your vintage style :O).  Just cannot do shabby - Oh well!  For fantastic inspiration please hop over and check out Lets Get Shabby - my fave site if you didnt already know lol. :O)

Well that's it for now

Thanks for looking TTFN

Polly xx

Monday 31 May 2010

My 3rd challenge on Our Vintage Affair - a Tussy Mussy

Well my 3rd challenge on Our Vintage Affair is now up and running - the theme this month is
Tussy Mussies (my hubby just loves the name lol - long story )

So here is my example of a Tussy Mussy

Debbie from Delish Designs has kindly sponsored this month with some lovely 12x12 paper, brads and
 rub-ons from her High Tea paper collection - very vintage.

I hope you will join in the challenge (template and instructions can be found here ) and have fun

Polly xx

Sunday 23 May 2010

My first entry into 'Stampotique Designers Challenge'

Ever since joining the Suzi Blue Doll Academy I've started looking at 'cute' stamps in  a different light and I've now decided to sell quite a few of them on Ebay.  But .... I've discovered Stampotique stamps :O) and just had to order a couple.

Their current Stampotique challenge is to use a template of any kind so I've used a basic box template which I've covered with some lovely dotty paper by Delish Designs. The paper was punched with a Martha Stewart punch and I've used my Spellbinders label punch to hold the quote on the front.  'Karin' has been stamped onto Bristol Board and coloured in with my Prismacolour Pencils.  And here it is.......

Believe me - once this has been posted that yummy gorgeous chocolate cream cake will be no more and I?  I will be several pounds heavier as they came in a pack of two and I bought 2 packs :O)

Well thats it for now - thanks for looking Polly xx

Monday 17 May 2010

A Vintage Card with some tealights

Gosh it's been ages since I've blogged anything or even commented on friends blogs - what with the house and garden, work, and then we did Go Ape last week in Derbyshire time just seems to have flown by.

This card I made at the weekend - its one of those cards I've been meaning to do for a while now but hey!

And here is the card opened

The ribbon keeps the little 4 tealights inside just nicely but you can't see them which is a shame  - what I might do is change the template a little and make little tabs at each end so I don't need to use ribbon and then you can see whats inside. 

I mentioned earlier about Go Ape - well here's just a couple of photies - it was great fun even though I'm not good with heights.

Here's Steve gracefully crash landing from the zip line!!!  (still he always manages to smile for the camera)!!!!

Here's Viki trying to fathom out how to come unhooked from the rope

And heres me in the distance on the zip line - thankfully you can't hear me screaming or see the landing - straight on my butt and covered in woodchip!!!

Well's thats it for now TTFN xx

Saturday 1 May 2010

My second challenge over on Our Vintage Affair

I have just set the second challenge over on Our Vintage Affair - we're going to create BAGS!! These are the ones I have been working on most evenings this week.

For the 'gift bag' I've just covered a paper bag with cardstock and then decorated it. Any bag will do (especially the pick n mix sweet bags from Morrisons :O). I actually made the large cream flower from scalloped circle nestabilities - quite fun to do so will be making more of these) For the other bags I made a simple box for the inside and used my largest rectangular nestabilities to make the front, back and the flap. Splitcoaststampers have some bag templates and tutorials that are easy to follow if you feel like popping over and joining in.

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend


Polly x

Friday 30 April 2010

A Bit of Vintage

I have put away my 'cute' stamps for a while. I was looking at all my stash last night - I have quite a bit and ashamed to say stash that I just haven't used. I'll go in the craft room intending to do something constructive and after 2 hours of being in there - I have nothing completed because I've found something I forgot I had bought and start playing with that. So my mid-year resolution is - go in there and concentrate!!! (Yeah right) :O)

Anyway this is one card that I have completed. Steve bought me this round the edge punch and because its so like my doily punch it has fast become my fave! It's fab! In fact I have made 4 cards over the last couple of nights and all 4 have this punch used on it. :O) The sentiment is one that I tend to use for Mothers Day cards but I really like it just because. The paper is.... hmmm not sure :O) , the flowers (pink vellum) and leaves (cardstock) were from EK punches. All the burgundy pearls used on the card are from The Hobby House. And here it is...

Off to concentrate now on Our Vintage Affair challenge which starts in a couple of days and guess what - not quite finished it yet :O)


Monday 19 April 2010

Lets Get Shabby - Easter

For some reason I thought I had another week left to enter the Lets Get Shabby challenge of Easter - DOH - don't quite know why - its actually tonight I think and I may even be too late (not that thats a bad thing - rushed this and really not happy with it at all :O(

I made a little rectangle case in yellow cardstock, added yellow gingham paper which was inked lightly with Walnut Stain, added some white lace, yellow and white ribbons, and a yellow rose and rosebuds were added as the main decoration. The eggs were covered in white organza and tied with yellow ribbon, added some beaded sprigs and a little yellow rose. The eggs were meant to be chocolate eggs but ... I'd ate them a few days ago thinking I had time to replace them and I wonder why my butt is getter bigger!!! Well here it is (cringe)

A very hasty goodnight from me

Polly xx

Sunday 18 April 2010

Only 7 days left to join in the Vintage Shoe challenge

The Vintage Shoe challenge over on A Vintage Affair finishes in 7 days so as a reminder I've made another pair to show :O)

I've used K&Co Madeline paper, organza ribbon, lace and a little flower - I've been asked to make a pair in cream and burgundy for a wedding in June as a little gift from a little bridesmaid to the bride so will have to make a gift box too

Hope you have had a good weekend

Polly xx

Thursday 15 April 2010

New Tilda - Once upon a time

This card uses 2 of the new Tildas from the new stamp collection - love them all this time - was a little disappointed with the last ones.

Paper is from my stash which I've just distressed, the castle window has been inked on a separate piece and stickled, Tilda has been coloured in with Distress Inks, flowers are from a EK Success Flower punch and leaves from a Sizzix leaf die. That's it :O)

TTFN Polly xx

Monday 12 April 2010

Heidi scrap page & new Tilda stamps but .....

This page is from a day out taken at Hubbards Hills with all 3 grandkiddies using a sketch from the lovely site StuckonUsketches. Since I'm going to do a page on each of them and as usual missed the deadline for joining in - will have to speed up in future - getting pretty rubbish at completing challenges!!

I've used paper bought from Running with Scissors - My Mind's Eye and they are just beautiful! I've added some K&Co white rub-ons on a couple of the corners, just inked the papers with Walnut Stain,flowers were EK Success punch and branches were from a Sizzix Die, some ribbon and lace and here it is.... (and no doily punch effect)!!!

And guess what I received in the post - the next batch of Tilda stamps and these are just adorable.

But guess what I have NOT got in my stash - Easi-Mount!!! That was what I went to get last week from Running with Scissors and forgot - jeez couldn't I just slap myself!!! Oh well - will have to pop in on my afternoon off but sooooo want to ink them up NOW!!!!!! Double Drat!!!!!